Eklingji Temple is in Udaipur in Rajasthan.
The temple is truly a marvel of architecture and history. Built in 734 A.D. by King Bappa Rawal, it has been the ruling deity of the Mewar clan and has undergone numerous restructures and tailoring by various kings. It’s like a time capsule of history. And here, we have massive four-faced idol of Lord Shiva made of black marble.
The idol, is 50 feet tall the east-facing part is recognized as Surya, the west-facing part is Lord Brahma, the north-facing part is Lord Vishnu, and the south-facing part is Rudra. And to top it off, the idol is garlanded by a silver snake.
The temple is located about 22 km away from Udaipur and is adjacent to National Highway 8. You can easily get there by road, rail, private cab, taxi, or public bus.
But before you go, make sure to explore the nearby regions of Kailashpuri dynasty. There are several other temples like Pataleshwar Mahadeo, Vindhyavasini Devi, Rathasan Devi, and Arbada Mata that are just waiting to be discovered.
And last but not least, the best time to visit Udaipur and the Eklingji Temple is between mid-March to June, July to September, and October to March. Trust us, you don’t want to visit in the summer unless you want to be accompanied by scorching heat and tropical climate. Instead, visit in the winter when the climate is clear and perfect for the best traveling experience.